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Twilight Struggle is back for another year. The Deluxe
edition will be used as the default. No optional cards (players
should note that the revised Ames text in the Deluxe edition
is not considered an optional card -- it is in effect). The US
player will be awarded three influence after each side places
initial influence. Added influence must be placed in a location
that already has US influence. Over-control is permitted with
the influence placement from the bid. Sides will be randomly
determined in the first round. After that, players will alternate
US/USSR (to the extent feasible).
The FAQ, Q&A, and a list of the changes from 1st to 2nd
edition can all be found at Consimworld.com, in the Twilight
Struggle folder, and on the Boardgame Geek. A list of card
changes from 1st to 2nd edition is in the same locations (and
included in the FAQ). Players should check the same two locations
for changes to the deluxe edition. Incomplete games will be adjudicated
by the GM.
If necessary to accommodate even numbers in the next round,
a player will get a bye. Past champion gets the first bye. After
that, byes will be determined randomly.
The tournament is run as Swiss elimination. We will play the
number of rounds necessary to produce two undefeated players,
who will then play the Final. Third through sixth places will
be determined based upon record and strength of schedule. Any
skipped rounds will be treated as a loss.